for contrabass quartet (2017) | Premiere: Members of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra

Continuum was premiered and recorded in the summer of 2017 at Tanglewood, by members of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra and was played there again the following summer in 2018.

The piece foregrounds the intrinsic properties of the bass by constructing a textural and formal progression informed by the timbral possibilities of the instrument and by using pitch material derived from its harmonic content. The work honors the deeply intertwined relationship between the contrabass and new music at Tanglewood, and their common advocate: Serge Koussevitzky.